Contents tagged with Japan

  • Shinzo Abe to meet with Vladimir Putin in Sochi

    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will visit Russia next week to meet with Vladimir Putin in Sochi, Radio Svoboda reported.

    According to the Kremlin, Abe will arrive on May 6th and will discuss economic cooperation with Putin. The two leaders are also expected to discuss international issues.

    The Japanese and Russian Foreign Ministers held talks two weeks ago.

    The meeting between Abe and Putin is viewed as a step towards improving bilateral relations between Russia and Japan, which have …

  • Japan promises Ukraine $1.85 billion if Kiev successfully implements reforms

    The Prime Minister of Japan, Shinzō Abe, said during a joint press statement with the President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, that Japan promises to provide support to Ukraine in the amount of $1.85 billion if Kiev shows pregress in implementing reforms, Ukrainian News reported.

    “For our part, I have the following intention: We will keep our promises on provision of financial support to Ukraine in the amount of $1.85 billion for the implementation of reforms. The Prime Minister added that they …

  • Japan criticizes Russia's decision to place armaments on Kuril Islands

    Japan expressed concern about the statement made by Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu about the plans to deploy missile systems on the Kuril Islands. "We informed the Russian party through diplomatic channels that we are concerned about the statement of the Head of the Defense Ministry," the Chief Cabinet Secretary of Japan, Suga Yoshihide, said on Monday. According to him, Tokyo made it clear to Moscow that the strengthening of the Russian military infrastructure within the disputed …

  • Russia to deploy missile systems on Kuril Islands

    The coastal missile systems Bal and Bastion, as well as a new generation of drones will be available during a planned upgrade on the Kuril Islands in 2016, the Russian Defense Minister, Sergei Shoigu, said on Friday.

    "A planned re-equipment of formations and military units are being carried out in the Kuril Islands. This year the shore-based missile complexes Bal and Bastion, and new generation unmanned aerial vehicles, Eleron-3 will be accommodated here," Shoigu said at the a meeting of the …

  • Ukraine to receive $311 million loan from Japan

    Ukraine and Japan have ratified a second loan agreement worth $331 million, reported the Ukrainian Ministry of Finance.

    A statement issued by the Finance Ministry stated that "Ukraine has received a long-term soft loan worth $331 million from Japan within the DPL II joint project with the World Bank. The credit is granted through the Japan International Cooperation Agency.”

    The Finance Ministry also noted that the term of the loan is 20 years with a six-month grace period. The interest rate …

  • Ukraine to receive $300 million loan from Japan

    Ukraine and Japan have ratified a loan agreement in the amount of $300 million. The credit funds should go to Ukraine in April, 2016.

    This is the second Japanese loan to Ukraine for economic reforms, said Natalia Jaresko, Minister of Finance of Ukraine, during a joint press conference in Kiev on March 4th with Japanese Ambassador Shigeki Sumi. Interfax-Ukraine quoted Minister Yaresko as saying “In April we hope to receive the loan funds in one tranche, which will be directed to the General …

  • Japan to provide Ukraine with $300 million loan

    The Prime Minister of Ukraine, Arseniy Yatsenyuk, reached an agreement with the Japanese government that will provide Ukraine with a loan worth $300 million. Expreso.TV reported that the document was signed by the Prime Minister of Ukraine, Arseniy Yatsenyuk, Ukraine’s Finance Minister, Natalia Yaresko, and the Japanese Ambassador to Ukraine, Shigeki Sumi.

    The Japanese Ambassador stated that last year, Japan had provided $100 million worth of support for Ukraine. Therefore, the total budget …